You have to give it to John Cal. He’s a guy who can make things happen. The Twin Cities resident and long-time musician/composer would make Judy Garland and Andy Rooney happy, as he prepares to launch the premiere of the stage musical Philly.The show is rooted in Yonkers, NY, where Cal grew up. Passionate about music from the get-go, Cal had a garage band by age 16 and a lot of ambition to go with it.
Here’s what to look forward to as the anticipation builds for performances at the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
CLICK THE LINK above to hear one of the brightest stars on Broadway, Laura Osnes, talk about the Spotlight Theater Program.
Wild win in Game 6! To listen to Mike Max and Sid Hartman’s Recap, Click the LINK ABOVE to go to the Podcast Page
Before there was a Neverland, before a pirate captain lost an appendage and before there was a John, Michael and Wendy, there was a young boy that yearned for a sense of normalcy. We all know the classic story of Peter Pan — the leader of a magical world where grown ups aren’t allowed and kids can truly be kids.
The actor who portrays Juan Peron discussed EVITA with John Hines. Listen to the Podcast by clicking the link above.
A selection of Tony Award-winning shows, Minnesota premieres and classic favorites make up this year’s Broadway line-up at the Hennepin Theatre Trust.
A reinvented Phantom of the Opera opens Friday in Minneapolis. The Orpheum Theatre will host the show through Jan. 5. The Phantom of the Opera has been on Broadway for 25 years, but this version was first seen in England last year.
Minneapolis Police say they are investigating after more than 30 tires were slashed in north Minneapolis overnight.
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting this year’s Emmy Awards again, back by popular demand. Check out our favorite hosting moments from Neil’s career and see if your picks made the list.
The Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will be performed as scheduled Friday night, a day after an actor playing the comic book hero was badly injured during the show. “Tonight’s performance will go on as scheduled. The technical elements of the show are all in good working order, and we can confirm that equipment malfunction was not a factor in the incident,” said Rick Miramontez, a show spokesman. The injured actor, Daniel Curry, suffered an injury during the Thursday night performance
The Guthrie Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend in Minneapolis. Spokeswoman Trish Santini says it all began in the early 1960s when founder Tyrone Guthrie was looking for a home for what he envisioned to be a world-class, regional theater. Guthrie wanted a space with all of the top-notch talent of Broadway
“Matilda: The Musical” is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.
What does it take to make a great Broadway musical? A talented score, a clever book, great singing and dancing, impressive costumes and an engaging set. Do all great musicals hit all of these points equally well? Of course not. But “Kinky Boots” does.
The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.